mark robertson blackwell

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Published on March 27, 2008

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Going Carbon Neutral – No Pie in the Sky :  Going Carbon Neutral – No Pie in the Sky Mark Robertson President, Asia - Blackwell Publishing What I Will Cover Today:  What I Will Cover Today Introduce Blackwell Publishing Economic crisis in the publishing industry and how it had to change and the resulting benefits to the environment Blackwell Publishing going CarbonNeutral Blackwell Publishing:  Blackwell Publishing Based in Oxford, UK with offices globally Annual turnover of Aus$530million 825 journals and backlist of 6000 books Asian regional headquarters in Melbourne Annual turnover Aus$35million 100 journals for and from the region Offices in Melbourne, Tokyo and Shanghai Merger with Wiley announced on 17 November Combined number of journals globally 1,250 Australian turnover Aus$60million Art or Information?:  Art or Information? Publishing Industry Indicators?:  Publishing Industry Indicators? (Wu Shulin, Vice Minister, General Administration of Press and Publications of the People’s Republic of China, from Beijing International Publishing Forum, Aug 2005) “China’s publishing industry has already reached a considerable level …which is equivalent to the use of 4.86 million tons of paper.” “But in terms of per capita possession of publishing resources, there is a big gap between China and developed countries.” “China’s per capita consumption of newsprint... and other paper is 10.44kg…(compared to)… 146 kg in the USA, 118 kg in Japan…” “China needs more radical upgrading and improvement…with regard to concepts of publishing… and modes of profit making.” Global Growth in Published Output :  Global Growth in Published Output There are about 23,000 scholarly journals in the world collectively publishing 1.4 million articles/year. The number of articles published and number of journals have grown by 3% and 3.5%/year respectively. The reason is the equally persistent growth in researchers at 3% now standing at 5.5million (Mabe Michael, 6th Nordic Interlending Conference, Trondheim, 2006) Increased Costs/Flat Budgets:  Increased Costs/Flat Budgets (Association of Research Library Statistics, 2001) Solution – Going on Line:  Solution – Going on Line Reduce costs Deliver on line The Peer Review Process:  The Peer Review Process The Journals Publishing Process:  The Journals Publishing Process (Ware Mark, Consultant, “Scientific Publishing in Transition,” Report for ALPSP and the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, 2006) Scholarly Publishing Going Online:  Scholarly Publishing Going Online 66% of libraries intending to move to online only 31.5% of those said that they were planning to do so by next year Further 17.4% within the next 2 years. Only 7.6% thought it would take longer that 5 years to make the move to online only. (Blackwell Publishing Survey of 15,069 libraries, 2005. 925 responses at 6.1%) The Research Communication Map: now:  The Research Communication Map: now Breaking the Cycle - What Have We Achieved?:  Breaking the Cycle - What Have We Achieved? Blackwell Publishing Taking Social Responsibility One Step Further:  Blackwell Publishing Taking Social Responsibility One Step Further Blackwell Publishing clients include: International Association of Agricultural Economists Society for Ecological Restoration International Centre for Corporate Governance Research Ecological Society of America British Ecological Society Ecological Society of Australia United Nations’ Sustainable Development Journal International Lake Environment Committee Become the first publisher to become carbon neutral Going Carbon Neutral – Evaluation and Further Change :  Going Carbon Neutral – Evaluation and Further Change Embarked on the project on a global scale to cover all Blackwell sites world wide Collaborated with “The CarbonNeutral Company” in evaluating and working on reducing our carbon footprint. Worked out algorithms with the CNC to determine impact of book and journal shipments – found that 87% of carbon emitted resulted from distribution Centralised to a significant degree printing and distribution from one site (Singapore) and distribution management to reduce duplication of transport of paper product Started on online book publishing program Increased videoconferencing to reduce travel Recycling increased in all locations Going Carbon Neutral – External Collaborations:  Going Carbon Neutral – External Collaborations Joined Cross Party UK Parliamentary committee on climate change First publisher to initiate an evaluating paper supply chain to obtain ‘forest stewardship council’ accreditation Registered with WWF Forest & Trade Network – part of a group working towards ensuring an audited chain of supply from forest through to mill products produce paper from sustainable forestry CNC evaluated our carbon footprint to be around £100,000 which will be invested in a range of offset projects managed by CNC We wanted these to be contribute to social as well as environmental vitality of local communities: Blackwell Publishing Offset Projects:  Blackwell Publishing Offset Projects Rural Solar Electrification Project, India and Sri Lanka – renewable energy Scolel Te Social Forestry Project, Chiapas, Mexico – reforestation and social livelihood Carrifran Wildwood, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - reforestation THANK YOU:  THANK YOU www.blackwellpublishing.com www.blackwellpublishing.com/carbonneutral www.carboneutral.com [email protected]

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